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Greenwood House Medical Centre

Construction work on our new health centre in Burntwood will begin in November. The Greenwood House Medical Centre on Lichfield Road will replace the Hudson Drive location of Darwin Medical Practice. The new facility will provide 12 consulting rooms, five treatment rooms, a healthcare and phlebotomy room, and a health education space in a single-story building. The plans also include space for a pharmacy.

 Cllr Johnny McMahon, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for health, care and wellbeing, said:

 “Part of the strategy for reducing demand on our hospitals from ageing communities is to provide more facilities and services in the community and we have always earmarked this site for use to benefit the people of Burntwood.

“This will be a first-class health centre on the community’s doorstep and it will make a huge contribution to residents’ health and wellbeing, as well as supporting older people’s independence.”

 Building work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021.

Chasetown Surgery will be used as our Covid19 Vaccination Hub

Our Chasetown surgery is now closed for all services 

We will not have our usual service as this surgery will only be used as a vaccination hub.

Please send any requests to Hudson Drive Surgery

Hudson Drive, Burntwood, WS7 0EW

 01543 682654

 01543 674477

 111 (Out of Hours) 

You can contact via our website https://www.darwinmedicalpractice.co.uk/

Or request repeat prescriptions via the NHS App

 

Covid 19 Vaccine

 Covid 19 Vaccinations

Vaccinations in England started on 8 December and across Staffordshire, care home staff, those aged 80 years of age and over, as well as NHS staff considered to be a risk will be offered vaccination in line with JCVI recommendations, and we are now rolling out vaccines in care homes.

We’re working hard to roll out the vaccines to priority groups and we ask people not to contact any part of the NHS directly to arrange a vaccination, our teams will contact those who need one when the time is right. In the meantime, please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.

Please bear with us as we continue to vaccinate the priority groups identified by the JCVI. Please bear with us as we’re working hard to roll out the vaccines to priority groups, as more vaccine becomes available in the coming weeks. Do not contact the practice to arrange a vaccination, we will contact you when the time is right.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/ 

NHS Level 5 - National Lockdown

A national lockdown is now in place.

You must not leave your home or be outside of your home except where necessary. Stay home. Do it to protect the NHS and save lives.

• You must not meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with.

• You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble. Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household. Do it to stop the spread.

• The national lockdown will help save lives and protect our NHS. Stay at home and if you do need to go out for essentials, remember, Hands. Face. Space. 

• We are working hard to vaccinate the priority groups, but must still be careful when out for essential shopping etc. Wash your hands, cover your face, make space and get tested. Do it to stop the spread.